The requirements for undertaking the University of South Africa (UNISA) Diploma in Policing (98220).
Diploma in Policing
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
The qualifying learner will be able to apply composite policing, legal and management principles in the field of safety and security in an integrated fashion to secure safety in society.
|This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.|
Who can register?
- Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
- Re-registering students may register for the 2022 academic year once the registration period opens.
Please note: Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.
How to choose your modules
- Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
- Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.
You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.
The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately
- 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
- 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.
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Curriculum for this qualification
As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 5:
Students who have already passed ENN103F and EPP1501 will retain credits and do not need to register
for ENG1503. Students who passed EPP1502 do not need to pass Developing Information Skills for
Lifelong Learning (INS1502). Exemption for the subjects that were passed more than ten years ago in
pursuance of a qualification that has not been completed yet is not granted automatically.
A curriculum vitae setting out to what extent the applicant has remained in touch with policing
should accompany the application for such exemptions. Students who have already passed EUP1501 for
this qualification will retain the credit and do not have to register for ILW1501. Students who have
already passed CRW1501 for this qualification will retain the credit and do not have to register for
HFL1501. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 6:
Students who have already passed CMP2601 for this qualification, will retain the credit and do not
have to register for FUR2601. This does not mean the modules are equivalent. Students who have
passed MND2601 will retain credit and do not have to register for MNG2601.
RULES ON NQF-LEVEL 7:
Students who have already passed EVI3701 will retain the credit and do not have to register for
LEV3701. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
|Group A. Compulsory|
|CRI3701 – Crime Information Systems for Policing|
|LEV3701 – Law of Evidence||Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & CRW2601 (CRW2601 – not applicable to 98220, 98681 & 98750)|
|OVM3701 – Investigative Principles for Policing IIIA||Recommendation:Should be taken after completing OVM2601 & OVM2602|
|OVM3702 – Investigative Principles for Policing IIIB||Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on OVM2601 & OVM2602|
|POL3701 – Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIIA|
|POL3702 – Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIIB|
|PRF3701 – Professionalism for Policing IIIA|
|PRF3702 – Professionalism for Policing IIIB|
However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.